Residence Halls Semester Closing

The residence halls close at the end of the fall semester at noon on Tuesday, December 19. Students are expected to depart within 24 after their last final exam or by closing, whichever comes first. Students remaining through the break will receive information from the Residence Life Office.

Student Clubs and Organizations

Is your student looking for a group to join? Something to do outside of the classroom? A new interest to explore? A leadership opportunity? Advise your student to look through the list of student organizations to see what catches his or her interest. You can browse the list and offer a suggestion if you ever hear “There is nothing to do!”

Financial Aid Application/Reapplication Deadline

Mark your calendar if your student will be (re)applying for need based financial aid for 2018-19.

March 1, 2018

Visit the financial aid website for complete information.

Grades and FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law regarding the privacy of student records and release of information including grades. A signed FERPA Waiver is needed every year from a student for the college to be able to release educational records to parents. For information, visit the Registrar’s FERPA website.

Emergency Alerts

Parents can subscribe to receive emergency alert text or email messages from campus via the e2Campus Alert System. Confirm with your student that he or she has subscribed also.

What’s an LCAT?

The Lafayette College Area Transportation (LCAT) program is the free, campus shuttle bus service provided by the College. The LCAT shuttle provides students with safe and reliable transportation connecting the main campus with the College’s athletic fields, downtown Easton, shopping areas, movie theaters, primary off-campus student parking areas and transportation to the Lehigh Valley Airport. Reservations are needed for the airport shuttle. LCAT Schedule:

Family Emergencies

Unfortunately, family emergencies and tragedies may happen while your student is at Lafayette.  Should an occasion arise whereby a student must be notified about a death or emergency in the immediate family, we ask that the student not be notified directly. Instead, please call the Dean of the College Office (610-330-5080), so that the student can be notified in such a way that support systems are in place, should they be needed.  The Office of Religious Life and the Chaplain’s staff are also available for support in times of crisis.

Regional Events for Parents

Parents are encouraged to attend Lafayette regional events sponsored by Alumni Chapters in their area to meet alumni and other parents. Check the Regional website to see if there is a chapter near you. Watch your email for invitations to events in your area.

Commencement Dates

  • May 19, 2018
  • May 25, 2019
  • May 23, 2020
  • May 22, 2021

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